Friday, December 19, 2008

Sleepy predator

My brother-in-law is an avid hunter. For years, my sister would have to rush off right after Thanksgiving to go spend time at the deer camp with him. They have the cutest little boy, Caleb, who's 5 years old now. Old enough, I suppose, to go hunting.

So, I imagine Josh waking Caleb up really early, getting him all dressed in his hunting and safety gear, and trudging out to the deer stand. I imagine the two of them hunkering down and setting their sights for any deer unlucky enough to wander across their path.

And then, about 20 minutes later, this happens.

Priceless. I love that kid.


A. Boyd C. said...

That stance is well known among deer hunters. Fake-sleeping is a ploy to lull the deer into a false sense of safety.

Those aren't IPod ear-buds he's wearing either. They're super sensitive radar listening devices tuned precisely to alert him to the proximity of deer.

That boy has a great future ahead of him as a hunter.

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HEATHER said...

TeeHee! That's too cute!

Supermom said...


Nicole Bradshaw said...

Boyd - You are a HOOT! Yes, clearly this "sleeping" ploy is a well-rehearsed hunting strategy. I can tell that, at any moment, he will fiercely spring into action to bring down a 12-point buck.

Heather and Supermom - Well, of course I think he's precious, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one!